Del Mero Corazón
Director: Les Blank, Maureen Gosling, Guillermo Hernandez & Chris Strachwitz
USA / 1979 / 29 min
Available On Demand through Apr 20
Del Mero Corazón (Straight from the Heart) provides a lyrical journey through the heart of Chicano culture as reflected in the love songs of the Tejano Conjunto and música norteña traditions, constructed from outtakes from Chulas Fronteras as well as additional footage shot in California. The film, brimming over with tender affection for its subjects, their marvelous music, and the generosity of spirit that they show in the face of hardship, features Little Joe & La Familia, Leo Garza, Chavela & Brown Express, Andrés Berlanga, Ricardo Mejîa, and Conjunto Tamaulîpas.